Simple hand-drawn #ValentinesDay cards & other V-Day ideas

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I mentioned to you in a previous post that I did some freestyle drawings of Valentine’s Day greetings.  Let me begin by showing you what inspired me. But, first I need to say if you’re one of my kids or DH, then you gotta leave now. You can visit this post after Valentine’s Day. ?

Found this image at here but when you click on the link for this design for download it no longer works. The good news is, you will find other V-Day printables there.

Realizing I couldn’t print off this cute card it then dawned on me, “Hey, you can draw that!” So, I put charcoal to paper and this is what I got.

Next, I colored my design using my Prismacolor pencils.

Satisfied with my sketch, I selected a glittery white cardstock to draw my design first in charcoal and then lined with black marker.

Again, I used my Prismacolor pencils to fill my hand-drawn greeting card design with color. I love using these color pencils!

This design is not only good for Valentine’s Day but it’s good for other occasions like anniversaries, which I used for DD#2 and her husband last month, see below.

Feeling super charged I decided why not make hand-drawn V-Day cards for all of our kiddies.

For DD#1 I found a cute kitty design at surfnetkids.com as a coloring printable card. I mimicked the design by hand on plain white cardstock adding a few personal embellishments I picked up.

Naturally, I used my Prismacolor pencils to color my design.

For DD#2 and her husband, I found another coloring printable at Activity Village. You have to be a member to print but I felt confident I could draw a similar design.

On plain white cardstock, I sketched the two love birds with various hearts and flowers surrounding them, then I using my color pencils to add the finishing touches.  It’s not purrfect but it turned out pretty good.

CraftyMorning shared her free printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages for kids which inspired me to hand-draw this monkey design on plain white cardstock for DS.

After I colored it, I thought my picture needed something more so I added a small cluster of bananas and a banana peel. These originally missing elements added the purrfect touch.

 

I’ll be mailing these out along with little bags of Sweethearts coz you never outgrow the desire t o get candy.

 

Part of the fun for Valentine’s Day is the treats. I love home-baked scone, so when I stumbled upon a recipe for Sweetheart Raspberry Scones then I knew I had to share it with you.  Also, I found a host of yummy Valentine’s Day treats, here and if you’re like me, then you can’t get enough freebie photo editing resources like these Valentines’ Day Photoshop Templates. Also, to release your kid’s creative side check out these DIY projects like this adorable Ladybug Valentine idea. I think is more suited for girls more than boys but a boy might like to give it to a girl and this one is excellent that works well for both boys and girls, a Heartbreaker Valentines. Plus, you’ll find a whole lot more cool freebies at EverythingEtsy with a 101Valentine’s Day Printables!

I’ll leave you with one more sorta V-Day post. My blogger friend didn’t create this as a Valentine’s Day post but  I enjoyed the vintage all-girl mewsic group accompanied with some cool nostalgic romance magazine covers and I invite you to check it out, here.

I think there’s an artist waiting in all of us just waiting to be unlocked. Are you inspired? Encourage a friend to see his/her potential and share my mews!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Hand-drawn Valentine’s Cards and other V-Day Ideas! I hope you’ll hang around to check out my brand new meme coming up next featuring a new-to-me band on Tuesday Tunesation!

 

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14 thoughts on “Simple hand-drawn #ValentinesDay cards & other V-Day ideas

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Claudia, I was on fire getting the artwork done for my family but I get all revved up like that sometimes! Thank you for your sweet words. I am encouraged by yours and everyone who left nice things to say to keep on keepin’ on with my art doodles! Have a good weekend, my friend!

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  1. Rorybore

    These are so lovely!!! I should start doing some of my own too – I have ton of card stock. I am so glad you shared these today. Whoever receives them will feel so special.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Les, thank you! Yes, you should make your own artsy greeting cards. You have a natural knack for drawing. I hope my kiddies like the cards I made them. 🙂 Have a good day, my friend!

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  2. handmadejewelryhaven

    How very creative you are! I love them! Unfortunately my penmanship is so poor that no one would know who the card is for if I tried that. :/

    Very good job!!

    – Lisa

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Lisa, you’re too kind. Thanks! I betcha there’s an artist hiding in you. I don’t think penmanship has much to do with one’s ability to draw. However, I always liked handwriting and I took great pride to make mine pretty. DH fusses at me when I address an envelope because my handwriting is fancy and He’ll say, “You have to make it readable, not pretty for the postal service to read it.” LOL Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Stacy Uncorked

    Cathy! Your hand drawn Valentines are absolutely brilliant! The monkey one is my favorite, that one made me giggle. 🙂 So much more special and personal than store bought ones for sure! And I love that you send them to your kids with candy – you are so right, we never outgrow the desire to get candy! 🙂

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Stacy, How did I know that you would like the monkey greetings the best? But, I did! lol Thank you for your sweet words. When our kids were small and we’d visit the in-laws on our departure day, my MIL gave each of the kids (us, too) a little treat bag with several pieces of candy. They loved it and it made us feel good getting them, too. I can’t explain it but it was a small token of love we received every time in that small brown bag each time and is something that’s stayed with us (our kids, too) always. 🙂 Now, I try to do the same thing on special occasions for our grown kids. They seem to enjoy it, too. Thanks for visiting, my friend!

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Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a purrfect day!